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Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 08-20-2016, 07:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,370
Posted By Nammy
I estimated my load on the high side in order to...

I estimated my load on the high side in order to give myself some leeway in terms of capacity. It seems that you recommend putting cargo in the trailer rather than in the tow vehicle? Why is that? I...
Forum: Canada 08-20-2016, 06:22 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 26,678
Posted By Nammy
Hey Mike... Oastler Lake Park is a very nice...

Hey Mike... Oastler Lake Park is a very nice park, went there for many picnics as a lad. Depending what you want it might work. It is great for a stopover but is near a railroad so if train...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 08-20-2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,370
Posted By Nammy
I haven't had a problem with sway.

I haven't had a problem with sway.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 08-20-2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,370
Posted By Nammy
What am I missing here? My hitch is factory...

What am I missing here? My hitch is factory installed. will look into 4-point hitch. I am using a trunnion WDH.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 08-20-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,370
Posted By Nammy
Hmm... well... So, based on your experience,...

Hmm... well... So, based on your experience, what weight trailer (dry) would you consider to be the maximum to be towed comfortably given the specs of my vehicle? I was towing the 1905 Mini-Lite...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 08-20-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,370
Posted By Nammy
Okay... So I crunched my numbers today... Just...

Okay... So I crunched my numbers today... Just posting in case anyone else can benefit.

From the 2015 Silverado towing guide (specs for my particular vehicle)

"How to keep your load within...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 08-17-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,370
Posted By Nammy
I have to own up to a Homer moment... D'Oh! ...

I have to own up to a Homer moment... D'Oh!

When in doubt, read the manual!

From my manual: HOW TO KEEP YOUR LOAD WITHIN THE CAPABILITIES OF
YOUR VEHICLE: To be sure that your trailering...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 08-17-2016, 06:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,370
Posted By Nammy
You are correct. GCRW is 15,000 lbs. (I misread...

You are correct. GCRW is 15,000 lbs. (I misread the chart)
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 08-16-2016, 07:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,370
Posted By Nammy
Thank you all for your considered responses. I...

Thank you all for your considered responses. I have been looking for a layman's (i.e. dummies) answer to my situation. The best I have come up with so far is this equation.

Tow Vehicle GCWR...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 08-15-2016, 09:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,370
Posted By Nammy
Thanks for your reply f5moab. I have the...

Thanks for your reply f5moab.
I have the crew cab short bed with fuel tank listed at 21.6 gal.
Perhaps it is my mistake, but I thought being an off road package that HD suspension would be a...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 08-15-2016, 09:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,370
Posted By Nammy
Thanks for your reply f5moab. I have the...

Thanks for your reply f5moab.
I have the crew cab short bed with fuel tank listed at 21.6 gal.
Perhaps it is my mistake, but I thought being an off road package that HD suspension would be a...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles, Hitches & Toads 08-15-2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,370
Posted By Nammy
New tow vehicle - 2016 Silverado 1500

Hello fellow travelers. I just got a new vehicle and would like to know what I can safely pull. I have been through the threads, have been to calculation sites but I must admit I find it all a bit...
Forum: Canada 03-16-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 903
Posted By Nammy
Hi tenttotrailer, Norm here. Milady and I spent a...

Hi tenttotrailer, Norm here. Milady and I spent a week on Manitoulan Island a few years ago. We stayed at Providence Bay Tent & Trailer Park and really enjoyed our time there. There is an awesome...
Forum: Rockwood 08-09-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By Nammy
Thank you for your reply Ida Ratherbe Camping!...

Thank you for your reply Ida Ratherbe Camping! Have been checking thebfan switch over the last two days with no luck. Don't know what a thermal breaker is, I'm assuming it is a passive thing where...
Forum: Rockwood 08-09-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By Nammy
Bump. Sorry to hog but we leave tomorrow.

Bump. Sorry to hog but we leave tomorrow.
Forum: Rockwood 08-09-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By Nammy
Mini-Lite1905 A/C fan not engaging.

Here is the lowdown on my problem... Was in the driveway getting the trailer ready for our second trip of the summer to Charleston Lake PP. Had the A/C fan on but didn't fret much about cooling, just...
Forum: Tips and Tricks 09-23-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,112
Posted By Nammy
Many great suggestions here! Having just...

Many great suggestions here! Having just graduated this summer from tent to TT, we have found that priorities have changed only in that our new needs are totally related to TT and TV/hitch/WDH...
Forum: Welcome Mat 08-01-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By Nammy
Welcome Guy! I grew up a little south of you. We...

Welcome Guy! I grew up a little south of you. We love Killbear Park just north of Parry Sound. Spent some time at Providence Bay T&T Park on Manitoulin Island, loved it too. Have seen some pics &...
Forum: Welcome Mat 07-25-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,562
Posted By Nammy
Welcome to the forums lorial, from another...

Welcome to the forums lorial, from another Mini-Lite owner. Two trips this year and we love it! (1905)
Norm
Forum: Welcome Mat 06-26-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By Nammy
Welcome to the forum! Norm

Welcome to the forum!
Norm
Forum: Welcome Mat 06-26-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,420
Posted By Nammy
Hi James and welcome to the forum! I'm also in...

Hi James and welcome to the forum!
I'm also in the Kingston area and it just happens that I'm towing with a Ford Ranger with specs very similar to yours. We're not new to camping but we are new to...
Forum: Canada 06-25-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 901
Posted By Nammy
Our Countdown Begins!

Maiden voyage a couple of weekends ago (see Bon Echo with pics) below). Off work this Friday, pack Saturday. Canada Day party Saturday night at friends place, driveway camping. Leave Sunday drive...
Forum: Canada 06-19-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 964
Posted By Nammy
It does look great. We want to do a trip east,...

It does look great. We want to do a trip east, but we're all booked for 25 nights camping in ON. this summer/fall. Will be posting pics from Killbear PP and Inverhuron PP when we return fron those...
Forum: Welcome Mat 06-16-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By Nammy
Welcome to the forum! Our shakedown trip went...

Welcome to the forum! Our shakedown trip went very well with our new mini-lite, due in no small part to DW's excellent assistance. Everything worked!
Norm
P.S. Once we are more comfortable, we're...
Forum: Welcome Mat 06-16-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By Nammy
Welcome aboard! I'm still in the newbie stage...

Welcome aboard! I'm still in the newbie stage myself. Lots of knowledgeable people here, willing to help. Great ideas and advice all around!
Norm
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